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Parks & Rec Update: Online Beach Pass Renewal, Deficient Hamill Rink, Pool Update

The tentative date for an opening ceremony of the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park is June 2. Opening day would be June 3 would be opening day. Dorothy Hamill Rink has code violations and is not regulation size. There is an RFP for $30,000 to update the Hamill Rink 2004 evaluation study. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Debate: Tesei and Litvack Scuffle over Greenwich’s Economic Development

Topics included the controversial re-branding campaign for Greenwich, diminished presence of hedge funds, expansion of Westchester airport, lack of affordable housing and the scourge of developers using loopholes intended to incentivize affordable housing to create monstrosities, and the lousy Grass Island Dog Park. Continue Reading →

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Summer’s Coming: Parks & Rec Marine, Boat, Ferry and Beach Update

At the April Parks & Rec board meeting, Jeff Freitag, Superintendent of Marine Facilities & Operations, gave a marine, boat and beaches updates. The town has hired its beach crew and ticket sellers, but they still seek to hire more lifeguards. Last summer there were 465,500 visitors to Greenwich Point, 53,000 visitors to Byram and 31,000 took the ferry to Island Beach, and 3,300 to took the ferry to Great Captain’s Island. Continue Reading →

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Parks & Rec: Byram Pool Access Policy, Monitoring New Deck at Tod’s Pt and Lifeguard Hiring Update

While access to a beach is considered a natural resource protected by First Amendment, a pool is another story. The proposed Byram Pool access policy excludes non-residents unless accompanied by a resident who pays $8.00.
“We’re going to recommend at some point, that the seasonal beach pass go up a few dollars and include the pool,” Mr. Siciliano said at the March 30 Parks & Rec board meeting. “So that when you buy your park pass, it includes the pool.” Continue Reading →

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